Derek Bradley is a Carleton alumni who holds both a master’s and bachelor degree from Carleton University in Computer Science. He has worked alongside colleagues on the Medusa Performance Capture System. This tool has been used in numerous Hollywood films to bring a new level to special effects. Specifically, Medusa allows an animated character to be digitally created from an actor’s face.

The team received a science and technology Oscar at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony.